The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 320 256 292
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +36
Contract jobs citing vSphere 113 180 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.78% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 4.61% 8.06% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 114 91
Median daily rate £425 £367 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.72% +4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £243 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £518 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.07% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £22.83 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £21.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+109.52% +11.25%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2449 2232 2107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.30% 9.71% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1754 1492 1292
Median daily rate £445 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.27% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 120 151
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 16 £425 +5.26% 5
Croydon -16 4 £431 +27.77% 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 227 (85.02%) VMware
2 149 (55.81%) Windows
3 138 (51.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (40.45%) Windows Server
5 94 (35.21%) Linux
6 91 (34.08%) Finance
7 90 (33.71%) Active Directory
8 87 (32.58%) Microsoft
9 68 (25.47%) Cisco
10 66 (24.72%) Citrix
11 64 (23.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 62 (23.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 62 (23.22%) Unix
13 60 (22.47%) PowerShell
14 59 (22.10%) Puppet
14 59 (22.10%) MS Exchange
15 57 (21.35%) Java
15 57 (21.35%) SAN
15 57 (21.35%) DevOps
16 56 (20.97%) HP
17 49 (18.35%) Firewall
18 48 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
18 48 (17.98%) ITIL
19 46 (17.23%) DNS
20 45 (16.85%) VMware ESX
21 42 (15.73%) Configuration Management
22 41 (15.36%) Hyper-V
23 40 (14.98%) Bash Shell
24 38 (14.23%) VMware ESXi
25 37 (13.86%) Ruby

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 59 (22.10%) MS Exchange
2 36 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (12.73%) Apache
4 32 (11.99%) Cloud Foundry
5 27 (10.11%) OpenStack
5 27 (10.11%) Tomcat
6 12 (4.49%) IIS
7 10 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (3.37%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.62%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.87%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.87%) Skype for Business
12 4 (1.50%) JBoss
13 2 (0.75%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.75%) nginx
13 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (10.86%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.24%) MS Office
3 5 (1.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 36 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
1 36 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.74%) PaaS
3 17 (6.37%) Heroku
4 8 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (3.00%) Office 365
5 7 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.25%) Google App Engine
6 6 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.87%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.12%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.75%) SaaS
10 1 (0.37%) IaaS
10 1 (0.37%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (21.35%) SAN
2 49 (18.35%) Firewall
3 46 (17.23%) DNS
4 27 (10.11%) NetScaler
4 27 (10.11%) TCP/IP
5 24 (8.99%) LAN
6 23 (8.61%) WAN
7 22 (8.24%) DHCP
8 17 (6.37%) VLAN
9 16 (5.99%) LDAP
10 10 (3.75%) NAS
10 10 (3.75%) VPN
11 9 (3.37%) Internet
11 9 (3.37%) Wireless
12 8 (3.00%) Network Security
13 7 (2.62%) SSL
14 6 (2.25%) MPLS
15 5 (1.87%) SNMP
16 4 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
16 4 (1.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.62%) Apache Cassandra
1 15 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.24%) Redis
3 10 (3.75%) MySQL
4 8 (3.00%) DB2
5 7 (2.62%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.25%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.75%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.37%) Big Data
9 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (9.74%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.24%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.00%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.62%) Hudson
5 6 (2.25%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.87%) Travis CI
7 4 (1.50%) Maven
8 3 (1.12%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.75%) Ant
9 2 (0.75%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.75%) DbUnit
9 2 (0.75%) JIRA
9 2 (0.75%) jMock
9 2 (0.75%) JUnit
9 2 (0.75%) Mockito
9 2 (0.75%) Subversion
9 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.37%) Gradle
General
1 91 (34.08%) Finance
2 23 (8.61%) Banking
3 16 (5.99%) Financial Institution
4 12 (4.49%) Legal
5 7 (2.62%) Back Office
5 7 (2.62%) Retail
5 7 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.87%) Advertising
7 4 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.50%) Law
8 3 (1.12%) Games
8 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.75%) Electronics
9 2 (0.75%) Front Office
9 2 (0.75%) Marketing
10 1 (0.37%) German Language
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (20.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (17.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (16.10%) VMware Engineer
4 26 (9.74%) Linux Engineer
5 21 (7.87%) Windows Engineer
6 20 (7.49%) Analyst
6 20 (7.49%) Cloud Engineer
7 19 (7.12%) Wintel Engineer
8 18 (6.74%) Citrix Engineer
8 18 (6.74%) Server Engineer
9 16 (5.99%) Administrator
9 16 (5.99%) Unix Engineer
10 15 (5.62%) Architect
11 12 (4.49%) Senior DevOps
11 12 (4.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.49%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.49%) Unix Linux Engineer
12 11 (4.12%) Developer
12 11 (4.12%) Windows Server Engineer
13 10 (3.75%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.87%) Web Services
2 18 (6.74%) .NET
3 15 (5.62%) RabbitMQ
4 13 (4.87%) HTML
5 10 (3.75%) Middleware
6 7 (2.62%) LAMP
6 7 (2.62%) Node.js
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.75%) J2EE
7 2 (0.75%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.75%) PowerMock
7 2 (0.75%) REST
7 2 (0.75%) RESTful
7 2 (0.75%) SOAP
7 2 (0.75%) Spring
7 2 (0.75%) Symfony
7 2 (0.75%) WPF
7 2 (0.75%) XML
8 1 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.49%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.37%) Clustering
3 12 (4.49%) Blackberry
4 11 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.87%) FMCG
7 3 (1.12%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.12%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.12%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.12%) Replication
7 3 (1.12%) VCE vBlock
8 2 (0.75%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.75%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.75%) IBM XIV
8 2 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.75%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.37%) Online Games
9 1 (0.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 149 (55.81%) Windows
2 108 (40.45%) Windows Server
3 94 (35.21%) Linux
4 64 (23.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (23.22%) Unix
5 62 (23.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (10.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (7.49%) Windows 7
9 18 (6.74%) Solaris
10 16 (5.99%) AIX
11 12 (4.49%) Oracle Linux
12 11 (4.12%) SUSE
13 9 (3.37%) Mac OS X
14 7 (2.62%) CentOS
14 7 (2.62%) Windows 10
15 4 (1.50%) Windows 8
16 3 (1.12%) Android
16 3 (1.12%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (21.35%) DevOps
2 48 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (17.98%) ITIL
3 42 (15.73%) Configuration Management
4 27 (10.11%) Migration
5 26 (9.74%) Continuous Improvement
6 23 (8.61%) Security Patching
7 21 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
7 21 (7.87%) Project Management
8 20 (7.49%) Service Management
8 20 (7.49%) Virtual Environments
9 19 (7.12%) Mentoring
9 19 (7.12%) Software Engineering
9 19 (7.12%) TDD
10 16 (5.99%) Server Building
11 15 (5.62%) Change Management
11 15 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (5.62%) Open Source
11 15 (5.62%) Problem Management
12 14 (5.24%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (22.47%) PowerShell
2 57 (21.35%) Java
3 40 (14.98%) Bash Shell
4 37 (13.86%) Ruby
5 32 (11.99%) Python
6 30 (11.24%) Perl
7 18 (6.74%) Go
8 17 (6.37%) Shell Script
9 16 (5.99%) SQL
10 15 (5.62%) C#
11 8 (3.00%) JavaScript
11 8 (3.00%) Korn
12 7 (2.62%) VBScript
13 4 (1.50%) PHP
13 4 (1.50%) VB
14 2 (0.75%) AWK
14 2 (0.75%) sed
15 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (10.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 18 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (4.87%) CCNA
5 12 (4.49%) MCSE
6 11 (4.12%) MCSA
7 7 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.25%) CCNP
9 5 (1.87%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.50%) Degree
10 4 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.50%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.75%) CCA
11 2 (0.75%) CCAA
11 2 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.75%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.37%) CCSE
12 1 (0.37%) MCITP
12 1 (0.37%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.37%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.00%) SLA
3 6 (2.25%) COBIT
4 4 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 138 (51.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (33.71%) Active Directory
3 45 (16.85%) VMware ESX
4 41 (15.36%) Hyper-V
5 38 (14.23%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (12.73%) XenApp
7 25 (9.36%) Docker
8 18 (6.74%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (4.87%) vCloud
9 13 (4.87%) XenDesktop
10 9 (3.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.50%) NFS
13 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.12%) XenServer
14 2 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.75%) KVM
14 2 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.75%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (22.10%) Puppet
2 27 (10.11%) Nagios
3 24 (8.99%) FreeIPA
3 24 (8.99%) Icinga
3 24 (8.99%) SCCM
4 21 (7.87%) Ansible
5 19 (7.12%) SCOM
6 18 (6.74%) SELinux
7 17 (6.37%) Kubernetes
8 15 (5.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 13 (4.87%) HP SIM
9 13 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (4.49%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (3.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 9 (3.37%) Cisco UCCX
12 9 (3.37%) EdgeSight
13 8 (3.00%) Capistrano
13 8 (3.00%) vMotion
14 6 (2.25%) Backup Exec
15 5 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 227 (85.02%) VMware
2 87 (32.58%) Microsoft
3 68 (25.47%) Cisco
4 66 (24.72%) Citrix
5 56 (20.97%) HP
6 31 (11.61%) Red Hat
7 26 (9.74%) NetApp
8 24 (8.99%) Splunk
9 23 (8.61%) Dell
10 22 (8.24%) IBM
11 19 (7.12%) EMC
11 19 (7.12%) Oracle
12 13 (4.87%) Akamai
13 12 (4.49%) AppSense
14 11 (4.12%) CA
14 11 (4.12%) Symantec
14 11 (4.12%) Veeam
15 10 (3.75%) CheckPoint
16 8 (3.00%) LANDesk
17 6 (2.25%) Google
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